Here Pema Chodron gives her a personal interview at the end of the book about her past and how she came to be in Buddhism. She goes through here two meditations and one is very powerful. Here we learn about rooting ourselves to be flexible and preparing ourselves to be ready for the unexpected. I've been reading on old 'Earth' religions and they teach the same thing. I've found this technique very useful. Here you will find the information very useful and helpful.
I don’t care what people say about this book being written by a Google guy. What I care about is that it can help people! It helped me and it can help you! Here the author taps into many, many resources and ties them together from simple buddhist teachings to the latest research. I found it a great source of information and learning. My only caution is that you do the meditations as you go and not fluff them off.
I love this journey as it’s a guided journey that can be used in many ways. You can journey for healing, help or learning. It worth getting and using.